One of the long serving traditional leaders in the Midlands Province, Chief Hama has been buried at his rural home in Chirumhanzu.

Relatives and friends described the late chief as a hard working educationist who was instrumental in developmental projects and programmes that transformed the lives of many people in his rural community.

Some described Chief Hama’s death as a huge loss not only to the family but to the district and the nation at large.

Addressing mourners, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo said Chief Hama was a distinguished leader, dedicated and committed to serving the community.

Distraught relatives and friends who worked closely with Chief Hama said he was a reservoir of wisdom, full of  knowledge and ideas that helped other traditional leaders to discharge their duties in a professional and respectable manner.

Chief Hama died on Thursday, 21 June after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, nine children, 18 grandchildren and several great grand children.